Reading Round Up – December 11th – 20th

Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid – 4 Stars – Reread – Still one of my favorite books in this entire series!

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L Armentrout – 4 Stars I finally read this one after many friends saying how good it is. I did enjoy it but I am having trouble now remembering what I read. I will continue on with the series some time in the new year.

Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston – 3 Stars – Reread I was pleasantly surprised when I started this reread to find out it takes place over Christmas!

The Beast In Him by Shelly Laurenston – 3 Stars – Reread I am making my way through this series again, I have been really in the mood for some fun paranormal romance and this series is perfect for that. Each book centers around one couple but all books are loosely connected and you get to see favorite characters come back.

November Reading Stats

Hi Friends! I know its a little late but here are my stats for November. I was in a small reading slump in that I was just finding it hard to focus on physical books so the majority of my reading last month was with audio books. I have also started teaching myself crochet in the last few months so listening to books while I do that has been fun. I read 12 books and my favorite was Once There Were Wolves followed closely by The Singles Table. My least favorite was the K.M. Jackson book and while I wanted to love it I just couldn’t. This is my second book by this author and the first was also very blah, I feel like she might just not be for me.

What was your favorite book this month?

Books I read in November

  • Physical Books – 4 Books
  • E-Books – 3 Books
  • Audio – 5 Books
  • ARC’s – 1 Book
  • DNF’s – 2 Book
  • Re-Reads – 2 Books
  • Pages Read – 4,266

Genres

  • Contemporary Romance – 8 Books
  • Thriller/Mystery – 2 Books
  • Urban Fantasy – 2 Book

( I am only putting each book in what I think is the most prominent category )

Year Book Was Published

  • 2000 – 2019 – 3 Books
  • 2021 – 9 Books

Star Ratings

  • 3 Stars – 1 Book
  • 4 Stars – 3 Books
  • 4.5 Stars – 2 Books
  • 5 Stars – 6 Books

3 Stars

4 Stars

4.5 Stars

5 Stars

ReCap on my May Challenges

  • For my Backlist book I read – None
  • For Kayla’s Buzzword – This month’s word was “lost” and I read Lost Girls by Angela Marsons.
  • Goodreads GoalI am at 168/125 for the year.

Until Next Time, Happy Reading!

WWW Wednesday – 12/22

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

What are you currently reading?

  • Duke Actually by Jenny Holiday
  • The Mane Attraction by Shelly Laurenston – Reread


What did you recently finish reading?

  • Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston – 3 Stars – Reread
  • The Beast In Him by Shelly Laurenston – 3 Stars – Reread

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • The Fastest Way To Fall by Denise Williams
  • Never Fall For Your Fiancee by Virginia Heath
  • The Collective by Alison Gaylin

What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments below!

Reading Round Up – December 1st – 10th

Happy Monday Friends! How was everyone’s week? Mine started off rough but the weekend was great! Here are the books I read for my first round up in December!

Much Ado About You by Samantha Young – 4 Stars Cute romance about a woman who decides to take a month long trip to England and while there she discovers a home she never knew she was missing.

No Words by Meg Cabot – 4 Stars – This one was another cute romance about two authors who do not get along but might have more in common then they think. Thank you Avon and William Marrow for my gifted copy.

Visions in Silver by Anne Bishop – 4 Stars – Reread Book 3 in this series following Meg and her “Other” friends. This is an Urban Fantasy series that I have read numerous times now.

Wall of Winnipeg by Mariana Zapata – 4 Stars – Reread I think this is my third or fourth time reading this book. It was my first by Mariana Zapata and I have been hooked ever since! If you like brooding and silent leads with a slow burn then you should check her out!

Winter Thrillers

Hi Friends! I wanted to give some suggestions for winter themed thrillers. I have read 5 of these and the others are on my tbr to hopefully get too in the new year. What are some of your favorite winter thrillers?

  • Shiver by Allie Reynolds – Friends reunited for a weekend in the Swiss Alps but someone starts killing them off.
  • One by One by Ruth Ware – 3 Stars – Co-workers get snowed in while in the Alps for a work retreat but then one goes missing.
  • Ice and Stone by Marcia Muller – A Detective goes to look for missing women in a small Northern California town
  • An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena – 5 Stars – People are stranded in a small inn during a blizzard when someone starts killing them
  • Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse – 3 Stars – People start to go missing during a trial run for a new hotel in the Alps that used to be a sanatorium
  • 5 Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards – 5 strangers in a car and one is a murderer
  • No Exit by Taylor Adams – Stranded at a rest stop during a snow storm our main characters sees a child locked in a cage in a car and realizes one of the people she is trapped with is the owner of said car.
  • Danielle Girard books Far Gone and White Out – Both 5 Stars – Set in a small town in North Dakota in winter we are following a group of characters who live this town while trying to solve a murder
  • Rock, paper, Scissors by Alice Feeney 4 Stars – A couple goes on a retreat in Scotland during a snow storm but not all is as it seems.

Reading Round Up – November

Hello Friends! It has bee almost a month since my last post!! I feel like the end of the year is always a struggle for me. Self reflection is not my favorite and this time of year I start thinking about how my year went and if I was happy with it and thats not always fun. Overall we had a great year and there is so much I am thankful for, I just tend to get a little depressed around the holidays. Im hoping to snap out of that soon and thought I would at least get out all the books I read in November. I did not keep track of my most of my stats this month which means my year stats will be a little off, I still plan on doing a November stats post just not sure when it will be up but hopefully soon!

November 1st – 10th

The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox – 4.5 Stars

Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy – 5 Stars  

Lost Girls by Angela Marsons – 5 Stars – Thank you Grand Central for my gifted copy!

The Royals Next Door by Karina Halle – 5 Stars

November 11th – 30th

How To Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days by K.M. Jackson – 3 Stars

Wait For It by Jenn McKinlay – 4 Stars

The Singles Table by Sara Desi – 5 Stars – Thank you Berkley and Social Butterfly PR for my gifted copy.

All The Feels by Olivia Dade – 5 Stars – Thank you Avon for my gifted copy.

A Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonya Lalli – 5 Stars

Well Matched by Jen Deluca – 5 Stars

Written In Red by Anne Bishop – 4 Stars – Reread

Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop – 4 Stars – Reread

WWW Wednesday – 11/24

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

What are you currently reading?

  • The Rise of Wolf 8 by Ricky McIntyre


What did you recently finish reading?

  • All The Feels by Olivia Dade – 5 Stars
  • Well Matched by Jen Deluca – 4.5 Stars
  • A Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonya Lalli – 5 Stars

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan
  • Duke, Actually by Jenny Holiday
  • The Resting Place by Camilla Sten

What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments below!

Blog Tour: The Singles Table by Sara Desai

“A beautifully told rom-com that’s full of laughs, heart, and scorching sexual tension.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The Singles Table, the diverse swoon-worthy romantic comedy from Sara Desai, is now available!

Opposites attract in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about a free-spirited lawyer who is determined to find the perfect match for the grumpy bachelor at her cousin’s wedding.

After a devastating break-up, celebrity-obsessed lawyer Zara Patel is determined never to open her heart again. She puts her energy into building her career and helping her friends find their happily-ever-afters. She’s never faced a guest at the singles table she couldn’t match, until she crosses paths with the sinfully sexy Jay Dayal.

Former military security specialist Jay has no time for love. His life is about working hard, staying focused, and winning at all costs. When charismatic Zara crashes into his life, he’s thrown into close contact with exactly the kind of chaos he wants to avoid. Worse, they’re stuck together for the entire wedding season.

So they make a deal. She’ll find his special someone if he introduces her to his celebrity clients. But when their arrangement brings them together in ways they never expected, they realize that the perfect match might just be their own.

My Review

This is the third book in the Marriage Game series but you can read them out of order as each story centers on different characters. I have enjoyed each book better than the one before and this one is by far my favorite but I have really enjoyed all three. The Singles Table has my favorite trope and it just worked so well for me! This story follows Zara who is a lawyer but doesn’t fit the traditional mold and Jay who owns a security company. Their meet cute is one of my favorites and I laughed out loud reading it! The two do not get along at first but soon the two can’t keep away from each other. I think Zara is one of my favorite characters I have read this year! She knows herself and stays true even when expectations are against this. Jay also goes on a journey in learning to deal with his ptsd from his time in the military! I highly recommend this book and series if you want some fun and steamy romances!

Fall in love today!

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About Sara Desai

Sara Desai has been a lawyer, radio DJ, marathon runner, historian, bouncer and librarian. She lives on Vancouver Island with her husband, kids and an assortment of forest creatures who think they are pets. Sara writes sexy romantic comedy and contemporary romance with a multicultural twist. When not laughing at her own jokes, Sara can be found eating nachos.

Connect with Sara

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Release Blitz: The Singles Table by Sara Desai

“Prepare to laugh-out-loud while reading The Singles Table.”—POPSUGAR

The Singles Table, an all-new hilarious, opposites attract romantic comedy from Sara Desai, is now available!

Opposites attract in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about a free-spirited lawyer who is determined to find the perfect match for the grumpy bachelor at her cousin’s wedding.

After a devastating break-up, celebrity-obsessed lawyer Zara Patel is determined never to open her heart again. She puts her energy into building her career and helping her friends find their happily-ever-afters. She’s never faced a guest at the singles table she couldn’t match, until she crosses paths with the sinfully sexy Jay Dayal.

Former military security specialist Jay has no time for love. His life is about working hard, staying focused, and winning at all costs. When charismatic Zara crashes into his life, he’s thrown into close contact with exactly the kind of chaos he wants to avoid. Worse, they’re stuck together for the entire wedding season.

So they make a deal. She’ll find his special someone if he introduces her to his celebrity clients. But when their arrangement brings them together in ways they never expected, they realize that the perfect match might just be their own.

Fall in love today!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2X1jkEq

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/SinglesTableSD

Apple Books: https://apple.co/3jV6vV1

Nook: https://bit.ly/3naFLSy

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Add The Singles Table to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3zX9ime

Read the first book in The Marriage Game series!

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About Sara Desai

Sara Desai has been a lawyer, radio DJ, marathon runner, historian, bouncer and librarian. She lives on Vancouver Island with her husband, kids and an assortment of forest creatures who think they are pets. Sara writes sexy romantic comedy and contemporary romance with a multicultural twist. When not laughing at her own jokes, Sara can be found eating nachos.

Connect with Sara

Facebook: https://bit.ly/2LKantB

Amazon: http://amzn.to/3c8abO1

Instagram: https://bit.ly/3szNnhJ

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/3t02kcq

Twitter: https://bit.ly/38WTAN0

Pinterest: http://bit.ly/3v5v2tW

Website: https://saradesai.com/

Release Blitz: Beard In Hiding by Penny Reid

Beard in Hiding, an all-new not to be missed small town romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid, is now available!

Propositioning the Iron Wraiths’ money man seemed like a good idea at the time…

Diane Donner—recently divorced pillar of polite society—is craving danger. She’s tired of playing it safe and she knows just the sexy criminal motorcycle man to proposition for a good time. Problem is, she doesn’t actually know his name.

Jason “Repo” Doe never takes risks. So when the queen of local commerce walks into his club, looking to get risky and frisky, Jason knows the smartest thing to do is save himself a headache while saving the new divorcee from her worst impulses.

But then one thing leads to another, and the memory of just-one-night doesn’t feel like enough.

Theirs is a story with no future, because how can a dangerous criminal win (and keep) a queen?

‘Beard In Hiding’ is book #4.5 in the Winston Brothers series, is a full length contemporary romantic comedy about two lost souls in their 40s, and is a companion novel to the Winston Brothers and Solving for Pie series.

If you want to get the full immersive Green Valley world experience, I recommend reading ‘Truth or Beard,’ ‘Beard Science,’ ‘Engagement and Espionage,’ and ‘Marriage and Murder’ beforehand. ‘Beard In Hiding’ contains spoilers for these four books (in specific).

Fall in love with Diane and Repo today!

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 Meet Penny Reid

Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she writes kissing books. Penny is an obsessive knitter and manages the #OwnVoices-focused mentorship incubator / publishing imprint, Smartypants Romance. She lives in Seattle Washington with her husband, three kids, and dog named Hazel.

Connect with Penny 

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